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. more on how the ash cloud is actually headed to north america in a minute. first some flights could actually be taking off in europe airspace. most of northern europe remains closed. some airlines plan to fly between 8,000 and 9,000 of the 2,000 scheduled flights today. restrictions over scottish airspace will be lifted tuesday and germany's aviation authority has given lufthansa the okay to fly 50 planes back to germany with about 15,000 passengers on board. meanwhile britain sent in the royal navy to bring stranded people back home. 150,000 brits stranded worldwide. that ash cloud continues to move its way westward, as i mentioned. will it be reaching the shores of north america any time soon? joining us from d.c., geologists with the u.s. geological survey. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. >> a lot of people woke up and saw headlines that this ash cloud would be headed toward north america. explain what's happening here. >> well, there is a high pressure system north of greenland sending a small ton of ash over towards the area between greenland and north america. the mode
new york, good night america! >>> i'm gregg jarrett and welcome to a brand-new hour of america's news headquarters. >> the body of polish president now recovered from the wreckage of the plane crash that killed him and his wife and other high ranking officials. all 97 people died while the plane was trying to land. >> rescue crews are confirming there are no survivors after the bodies of four missing miners were discovered. new questions now surfacing whether the tragedy could have been prevented. >>> and a russian orphan at the center of a storm. russian officials threatening to stop all u.s. adoptions after a tennessee woman sends her son back to russia alone. >> gregg: but we began with news out of new orleans where the leadership conference. michael steele is expected to address the crowd in the next hour or so. also a bit later on, we're going to learn the results of the straw poll which will gauge support for nine potential candidates or contenders for the 2012 gop presidential nomination. carl cameron is live in new orleans. give us a rundown of what is going on there. >> behin
of the united states of america. >> at a larger rally in see, they said today is about patriotism, not terrorism. this family drove from kentucky with their six children. >> i carry my gun most of the time wherever i go. my husband and i both do. >> they say that right is threatened and must be protected. >> of the house could vote this week on abc voting rights bill including language that he essentially guts what is left of dc's anti-gun law. >>> gun rights is the topic of feet pulse poll. go to to cast your vote. >>> the supreme court justices are sharply divided over and on campus christian student group. the college refuses to legally recognize the christian legal society because they will not admit gays or non christians. being forced to admit somebody who does not support their believes is a threat to their beliefs. other justices said this could open the door to legally banning minorities. >> its tale of two tea partys. ies. they found that while the group was anti-big government and hostile toward barack obama, they are not happy with republicans, either. >> the tea party is em
to abortion restrictions. >> we have a close eye on the rain pattered moving to the area. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. >>> israel sent an urgent warning to citizens to leave the sinai peninsula immediately. officials said they have concrete evidence of suspected terrorist plot to kidnap israelis. israel holds a standing travel advisory to the sinai because of the threat of terror attacks. nebraska lawmakers approved a bill banning abortions of 20 weeks based on the assertion that fetuses feel pain. the bill was meant to stop late term abortions in and of the few states where doctors are willing to provide them. >>> president obama began the second day of the regular summit on a somber note. >> the mom
on america's highways in general. the question that i have is what reason can you give us this -- that we should not think that the recent recent toyota recall that would not replay itself was any other automobile dealer that puts -- manufactures automobile for america's highways. can you -- what reason can assure us that this toyota recall is really just something that is aberration as it relates to automobile safety? >> i would say this, mr. chairman, that the toyota recall while wide ranging is indicative of how n.h.t.s.a.'s uses its authority in a way to get to the bottom of something. when the secretary of transportation took office and at the time it was acting administration tour, they were observing certain issues with toyota and they felt so strongly about it that mr. metford went to japan to inform toyota that they did not feel that toyota was holding up its obligations to inform and interact with n.h.t.s.a. in a way to address safety concerns and recall concerns. that was a beginning, that effort began, actually on december 15th. it was the day of my confirmation hearing which
for america's future in space. >> his plan is a major revision of previous policy and is already drawing criticism from some of the nation's past heroes in space. t.j. winick joins us from washington with details. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, vinita. under the president's plan, nasa will encourage private companies to build their own spaceships to ferry astronauts to the international space station. under the bush administration, nasa's goal was to send an american astronaut to the moon for a seventh time. the obama administration wants, instead, focus on getting to mars. today, in cape canaveral, florida, at the kennedy space center, the president will unveil his plan to take nasa in a new direction. >> what the president will outline represents our best opportunity and our best effort to get this agency and program back on pace to put astronauts and rockets into space, as the president so strongly desires. >> reporter: while famed astronaut neil armstrong has publicly criticized the president's plan, another space pioneer, buzz aldrin, supports the changes. >> i totall
. >> hello, i'm larry kudlow. in our taxing america segment, we'll talk with welt for the common good. they want to repeal the tax and they say they want to pay their fair share. >> and i'm melissa francis, we'll talk live with the ceo of virgin america and get his take and, you guessed it, the baggage fees. we love it. this is "the call" on cnbc. >>> okay, well, here you go, not a great way for the earning season to start. alcoa missing its revenue forecast and wall street taking notice here. stocks falling with intel up next reporting after the bell this afternoon. the dow back below 11,000. take a look. but it has been creeping up just a little bit there. we're down 32 off the lows of the session down 0.3% there. s&p 500 also seeing some downside but, again, bouncing off the lows. the nasdaq in the red down 7 points and 25% loss there. oil is falling below that key 83 support level. that's one to take note of today. $82.72 per barrel right now. we want to head over to our pal bob pisani at the new york stock exchange. >> we're overalcoa. disappointment, but the big story is going t
, with not much more than a dream. and today, we know it's small businesses that can create the jobs america needs. that's why at&t is investing billions to upgrade and build out our wired and wireless networks. making them faster, smarter, and more secure. connecting small businesses to markets across the country, and around the world. we invest now, because we know it will pay off... with new jobs, new growth, from a new generation, putting their belief in the future on the line. now is the time for investment and innovation. the future is waiting. and the future has always the future is waiting. and the future has always been our business. at&t. >> parts of downtown are under lock down tonight as the leaders descend on washington, d.c. >> road closures are causing headaches for commuters. jennifer donelan is live with how president are coping. >> this is what they warned us about four days. i am just south of howard university. d.c. is now on a lockdown. all day long, we have been watching security around the city. when they go by, traffic must stop. there are massive security checkpoints. resi
. why you may be surprised about what this somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. >>> you're watching abc 7 news at 11m with leon harris, caroline lyders, doug hill, and tim brant sports. >>> three people were inside as rescuers approached. she disappeared under the water. the rescue teams found her later downstream unconscious. >>> deadly mining accident in west virginia has virginia governor bob mcdonnell taking action. he wants to amend the budget to increase funding for mining safety. >>> the senate held a moment of silence to honor the memories of the 29 miners killed in the west virginia explosion, and in west virginia, the governor led a ceremony to commemorate the minors. the cause of the expl
. it is the kickoff of the jobs across america tour. it prepares students for careers in the life sciences industry. >> what the young people here are learning are skills that can help them find those jobs that are in such demand for skilled workers. it also gives the most important of all law materials which is a highly skilled work force. >> the governor also wants to create jobs run the state. >> we would like to get very personal with you. manar talk with you about your grilled cheese sandwiches? they are recession-proof and all you need is bread, cheese and a little butter. last year, some 2.3 billion grilled cheese sandwiches were cut. how they are counted, we are not sure about that. april has been named national grilled cheese sandwich month. we have more details. >> if your into grilled cheese sandwiches, if you really like a grilled cheese, then you need to come here. it was an idea that came to one of the owners in a dream. >> i had a dream that i was selling world cheese off the back of a truck one night. -- selling grilled cheese off the back of a truck one night telli. the rest is his
the ropes somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. >>> a 10-year-old received a big honor today. >> he became a man of the house after his military father died. what is debt left behind it made all the difference. -- what his dad left behind it made the difference. >> you should always help people. >> when he was four years old, his father, a major in the army, passed away. as he was dying, he wrote a collection of letters to be opened at each stage of his development. he was instructed to get good grades androtect his sister. >> he takes out the trask. he likes to tell me what to do -- takes o the trash. >> i do my homework. if i spell something, it helps me clean it up. >> willie was honored by lockhe
in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. >>> rappelling and her husband will be in a tennessee court room testifying in a trial of a former college student who was accused of hacking into sarah palin's e-mail account during the 2008 presidential campaign. he arrived in court today for the start of the trial. there is no word when she will testify. >>> the supreme court striking down a federal law in the name of sri -- of free speech. a federal law ba the lawnb -- bans the sale of video showing cruelty to animals. the command society -- > >>> schools used to serve it to gain interest whether or not to start a new women's sport. joe biden announced that service alone will not be proof enough that schools are offer
of -- piece of history. check it out. auction ends friday. good night, america america. >> how long do his advisors think it will take to help president obama's policies to help job seekers get back into the ball game? is president hamid karzai threatening to join the taliban and a major outbreak of violence rocks the baghdad region. this is "special report". >> good evening, this is a fox news alert. there has been an explosion in a mine in raleigh county, west va vachl a state official says there are six people dod daed and 21 unaccounted for. it happened at the upper big branch mine about 30 min miles south of charleston. the mine crews are headed to the scene. we'll monitor developments and have updates as warranted. president obama today took part in two very traditional activities, hosting annual white house easter egg roll and throwing out first pitch of the new baseball season. but there to is more on his mind than just fun and games. senior white house correspondent major jarret reports the president has his eye on the economic playing field. >> reporter: it's a strange met
states. she didn't have to face the consequences of her reckless conduct while living in america. in 1996, evelyn was driving drunk in texas and fell asleep at the wheel and had a head-on collision. she had minor injuries, but in the collision, she killed her 18-year-old roommate and permanently paralyzed a third passenger. evelyn was indicted for intoxication manslaughter in texas and she was charged with a felony of drinking, driving and killing somebody. after posting bail, she and her parents snuck out of town and they headed backs to their home country of peru. mezick continues to live a lifestyle in peru without remorse or without reform. a few years ago, she put up a myspace page on the internet and posted pictures of herself drinking and partying with friends. she had a wild party, also drinking and partying with her girlfriends, complete with a male stripper and listed her favorite song. here is a photograph that she placed on the internet with some of her friends and she is the one with the drink, partying, having a good time, all the while escaping justice in texas for the crim
. >> another check on traffic and weather every 10 minutes. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. >> it is 6:00 then on this tuesday morning. welcome back. i'm adam caskey outside the virginia square metro station. it's not a bad day in the beltway. we have some cooler outlying areas. it's 51 degrees right here. in stafford it's in the upper 30's. this is a popular family, looking east from chesapeake beach over the chesapeake bay, a few clouds in the sky. clouds will increase throughout the midday and afternoon. 49 in chesapeake beach. today will be seasonable with highs in the upper 60's. morning sunshine gives way to midday clouds. gentle rain showers tomorrow. scattered, light rain. the weekend looks unse
in the drive in theater. you have the biggest screen in north america? >>> well, i say usa, but technically, north america. it's 52 x 120. >> how many drive ins are left in maryland and in the country. >> well, in maryland, there's one. >> that's the country, that's the benjies and in the country, it seems for the last five or six years to be around 600 sites. >> and ken adam. how many drive ins are left. >> last count, 381 and 628 screens. >> okay. >> let's talk about you're being on facebook. how do we get the word out. >> we're on facebook/benjies and we're approaching 10,000 fans. that's a big am and we're giving away cool prizes. >> well, very good. we want to talk to shawn. we'll get on the other side. how are you. >> i'm fine. you put our name in lights, thank you. how long did it take you? >> well, getting the letters, about an hour each side of the board. >> well, when you first did this. how long did it take you? >>> well, at least two hours each time, closer to four hours. >> i heard you developed an affinity with it. you carry more letters and getting everything down. well, we t
time. america runs on dunkin'. get swept up with the big chocolate taste of mocha iced coffee from dunkin' donuts. it's just another one of our delicious, refreshing iced coffee flavors -- grab one today! america runs on dunkin'. >>> hundreds of military trucks and relief convoys rolled through the streets in china where survivors are desperate for food and shelter. the president said they will not give up on the rescue efforts. he visited survivors. the quake on wednesday killed more than 1700 people and injured more than 12,000. in the u.s. residents in san francisco came together today to remember the biggest disaster in the city's history. 104 years since the 1906 earth a quake. it hit and killed more than 3000 people and put the city up in flames. one of the last remaining earthquake survivors who was only 3-month-old at the time recalls living through the aftermath. >> it destroyed the whole city. it wiped it out. they had to start all over again. >> chilling thing to be able to put your mind in that moment in time. >> another survivor who just died on thursday at the age of
. one was aerch offered a job to stay in the lone star state. and coming up on "good morning america," live updates from iceland, london, more tales from right here in the u.s. of people living at the airport. >>> now to the other big story this morning, toyota is about to agree to pay a record fine. it stems from the companies's failure in the right way about his gas pedals. t.j. winick has details. >> reporter: according to the federal government, toyota knew about the problem about sudden acceleration and sticky pedals in 2009, but it waited until january of this year to tell regulates. later today, auto giant will agreed to pay a $6.4 million fine. the maximum penalty allowed. >> i think this is another black eye for toyota because it shows that the company didn't care about safety, that it covered up the issue in the united states. >> reporter: while toyota is likely to say they admit no wrongdoing, according to a senior transportation official, by paying the full civil penalty, tot is accepting the responsibility for hiding the safety defect in violation of the law. >> toyota w
. cable's latest gift to america. >> over the next two hours, we're going to take your calls and questions about federal oversight of car safety standards. after that, a briefing on nuclear weapons policy with robert gates and of hillary clinton. later, remarks by the director of national intelligence, dennis blair. >> it is the auto maker's responsibility to make sure they comply with federal safety standards. that is their responsibility. we are not branding these cars safe. it is our job to enforce and to please the marketplace -- to police the market place, which we do. the automakers have to uphold their obligation to not only comply with our standards but the state of the art. it is my job to make sure they called to the standards. this agency will hold the line. >> david strickland, head of the nhtsa, testifying before congress in his agency's role in auto safety. the agency follow those words with an announcement that it will seek a fine against toyota of $16 million for failing to notify officials about the sticky pedals on its cars. we will talk about the role of nhtsa with sever
obama said in his speech, we are an imperfect vessel for this imperfect union in america. i would be humble about the possibility. >> one more. reverend. >> martin made the comment once or twice that the masses must come together and actually force our leaders to make the changes that we want. given that racism and races have to hide their racism in order to get to places of positions where they can do what they do to keep the others down, will we really have a conversation on race? will folks really take the sheets off, so to speak, and be honest where they stand as it deals with persons of another color? >> you probably don't watch fox news. go ahead. head. >> i mean, you know, the question is really how do we create a climate, or continue to create a climate for what we're doing today? america has to walk and be better. america, as a nation, is incredible. look to our most recent world catastrophe or two. haiti and chile. americans -- it did not matter -- americans rolled up their sleeves and gave and will continue to do that. haiti will need help for a long time. i hope and pr
remember energy in america is security for america. so yeah, let's drill baby drill. nnd stall baby stall! [ cheering ] >> you betcha! all of this make us more beholding to foreign countries, less secure it makes us less free. i'm not calling anyone unamerican. but the unintended consequences of these action the results are unamerican. [ cheering ] >> is that what barack obama meant when he promised the nation they would fundamentally transform america? he warned us with the playbook is -- is this what their change is all about? i want to tell them, nah, we'll keep clinging to our constitution and guns and religion and you can keep the [ cheering ] the voters are coming! now we've all learned a lot of lessons in this last year. i don't want anybody to feel bad if they supported some of those on left in the last election.ç we had a complicit media that did not do its job completely. some tried, but some did not! >> greta: s are planned from coast-to-coast tomorrow on tax day on the record we'll have them covered. this time of year most americans look at individual and family budgets. are
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goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. ♪ so the discovery and its seven person crew will have to spend another day in space. nasa waived off two landing attempts today because of weather concerns. >> the pilot needs good visibility to see the runway because they've only got one shot at it. >> the shuttle will try to land again tomorrow. >>> an environmentally conscious couple in taiwan has opened a house with newspapers fed through a homemade blender. john lambry and shelley woo used 20 newspaper and. many were from students who needed extra credit. the school house is 870 feet. lambry is a former building inspector. >>> coming up, caught on tape. one man's tug of war with an octopus. first here's a preview of tonight's cbs evening news. >> when you make a photo copy, the image is only on the paper, righting ? maybe not. our cbs news investigation revealed how your private information could become very public. that's
to america us -- to "america's newsroom". martha: that's going to get a lot of attention. good morning, bill, good morning, everybody at home, i'm martha maccallum, the obama administration has already sort of shunned the phrase the war on terror, so widely used burg the -- during the bush administration. sources say this new change in the language, wee moving that word, islamic, with references to terrorism is really to demonstrate that america does not view all muz im countries through the prism of terror. bill: that's the theme president obama has pushed since taking office. the critics are questioning the strategic benefit, what do we get from it. melanie wilkes is in washington. what are the changes from the white house now? >> reporter: this attempt to move away from equating muslim countries with terrorism began a year ago when the president spoke in cairo, promising a new beginning to relations between the suts and muslim countries. now his advisers reportedly want to remove terms like islamic radicalism from a document called the national security strategy. the associated press is r
bless america >> the tea party expression chose today, tax day, to rally on the national mall. people came from all over the country for the event. most say they're politically conservative and don't like big government, higher taxes or government takeover of the economy. >> i never thought that i would live to see something like this happen to the united states of america. socialism for us as imports, been there, done that, migrated and now it's happening here. >> i would like for g. to go back to what they are supposed to do. protect our country and secure our borders. >> there were similar tea party rallies in several cities. today's protest -- [ inaudible ] >>> president obama is unveiling a brand new plan to overhaul nasa. he's canceling current programs and laying out new goals. today at the kennedy space center he predicted the nation would have new spacecraft designed for long space journeys by 2025. he also believes nasa can send humans to orbit mars by the 2030s but some former astronauts are criticizing the president's move. >> reporter: standing near the launch pads of the
and the future of the country. "america live" starts now. >> and we begin this hour with the tough new clean air standards coming straight from the epa and white house, the obama administration today side stepping congress to issue stricter gas mileage standards and that is just the beginning. in the works, right now, dozens of new epa rules pushing new government regulations into virtually every part of our lives. rules on what we drive, where we live, what we buy, and how much it all costs. now some states preparing for a monumental pushback. stuart varney of the fox business network joins me live. stuart, what's the push sphwhawk. >> the pushback is they're going to court to try to roll back the proposed regulations that are coming down the pipe from the epa. i can't stress enough this is a vast array of new rules that are being proposed by the environmental protection agency, where lisa jackson, the administrator, is essentially acting as a -- using massive administrative power, rather than acting through a vote of congress. just a quick list for one second, megyn. cars, first ever co26789 e
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for equality in america. >> dorothy height was the only woman to stand on the platform during dr. martin luther king's historic i have a dream speech. she was the president of the national council of negro women for three decades. >> she was a phenomenal woman and she led the way on so many important issues, not only in this century but the last one, as well. >> she was also a trend social worker and a long time washingtonian. the resolution was sponsored tonight to honor her. >>> coming up, a hidden weapon against the swine flu. we are on your side of the key decisions credited with saving many lives. >> why this iphone may hold the secret that millions want to know about. >> kal penn's >>> a house fire led police to more than 100 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $200,000. the fire broke out in inbowie. nobody was injured. the police and now investigating the drugs that were found while the fire department investigate the cause of the blaze. >>> the former illinois governor is going down the gauntlet. >> if i am wrong, i challenge mr. fitzgerald to show up in court tomorrow a
is required now of all americans to keep america safe. listen. >> in big ways and small, resilience is a pillar of our security and there has never been a better example of that than right here in oklahoma city. >> reporter: a lot of folks are trying to still come to grips with why all of this happened. there have been a lot of discussions over the past week or so prompted by former president bill clinton's feeling about the political mood in this country, a similar mood that he says preceded this particular bombing. of course, timothy mcveigh said that the catalyst for his thinking that led to this tragedy was the april 19th, 1993 siege on the branch davidian compound in waco, texas. but however this ended, a lot of folks here want to remember the folks who gave their lives really in service to their country, tamron. >> thank you, ron mott. on this anniversary of the oklahoma city bombing we turn to the rising tide of antigovernment extremism. the southern poverty law center, which tracks antigovernment groups, say the number of so-called patriot groups across the country mushroome
about a new era for toyota and tma in north america. and it goes through several issues, including safety issues. there are notations in the back here which are notes to this slide presentation. and on the document that is -- that has its ending bate number 25, there is reference to slide number 25. it says the following. our ability to manage the tide of safety investigations rest largely on our ability to work well with n.h.t.s.a.. over the last few years we have seen our relationship begin to slip slightly with n.h.t.s.a.. the reasons are complex. they include a combination of increased recalls, more investigation, and tougher negotiations between toyota and the agency. not all of the recall increase can be blamed on flipping toyota quality. and it goes on from there. none of you have, i guess, seen this document. but this is from the president of toyota motors north america or at least it contains information that he, i guess, presented. and i'm worried about some of these phrases. about managing the tide of safety investigations, i'm concerned about not all of the recall incre
over the weekend. we have the complete details straight ahead. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. >>> of breaking news about the oil rig explosion. the coast guard is calling off the search for a 11 missing workers after the oil rigs had and the gulf of mexico. it doesn't appear that any additional oil is leaking. they have to clean up the shore. the severe weather could push the oil to show -- shore faster. >>> 1 use crutches and another used a wheelchair. >>> the u.s. launched an unmanned space rocket, but the intention remains a total mystery. the air force has not said how long the mission will last and will miss at the rocket will conduct tests. details remain a secret. when it is efficient --
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to go along with the new design. coming up on "good morning america", a full report on the administration program to help homeowners and risk of foreclosure. if that is your "money scope report.". i am jeremy hubbard. >> if it's 44 degrees. >> still ahead on this wednesday, a landmark ruling that put strict limits on abortion. >> if today on oprah, take a trip with nate burkus to the private island of billionaire sir richard branson. that's at 4:00 on abc 7. >> it turns out that a nurse could soon end up being your doctor, with a shortage of primary-care physicians. 28 states are considering expanding the authorities of nurse practitioners. these nurses with advanced degrees what the right to practice without the watch live a doctor and the ability to prescribe narcotics. they want to be called dr.. two landmark bills signed into law in nebraska are setting the stage for a new court battle. nebraska is banning abortions based on the notice that the fetus is able to feel pain at 20 weeks. the second measure requires doctors to extensively screen women seeking abortion
non-violence reject it. see you tomorrow. from new york, good night, america. america. 6 captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> chris: next on "special report," how president obama is changing the country's nuclear policies. the president's new national security policy may end references to islamic radicalism. and are you ready for a big new tax to pay for the expanding deficit? live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. president obama leaves shortly for the czech republic, where he will sign a new strategic arms treaty with russia. this comes in the same week the president changed u.s. nuclear engagement strategy. senior white house corespondent major garrett reports from prague on what all this means for u.s. foreign policy. >> reporter: russian president dmitry medvedev arrived in prague ahead of president obama who made the historic european city backdrop a year ago for what critics call a fanciful push for world without nuclear weapons. mr. obama announced yesterday the u.s. would only use nuclear
. further, we have formed a quality advisory group composed of respected outside experts from north america and around the world to ensure that we do not make misguided decisions. finally, we will invest heavily in quality in the u.s. through the establishment of an incentive for quality excellence -- the introduction of a new position. the product's safety executive and the sharing of more responsibility within the company for product quality decisions, including recalls. even more importantly, i will ensure the members of the management team actually drive the cars and that they check for themselves where the problem lies, as well as its severity. i myself am a trained test driver de as a professional. i am able to check the problem in a car and understand how severe the safety concern is in a car. i drove the vehicle in the accelerator pedal recall as well as the prius, comparing the vehicles before and after the remedy. i believe that only by examining the problems on site can we make decisions from the customer perspective. one cannot rely on reports or data in the meeting room. throug
. and a hot 91 in phoenix. >>> and just ahead on "america this morning," the white house chief of staff admits he's got his eyes on another job. >>> plus, new details on the attack that put data for millions of google users into the hands of hackers. >>> and nature's fury. our reporter travels to the top of that iceland volcano. >>> welcome back. overseas stock markets are rebounding this morning. tokyo's nikkei average closed lower but only slightly. hong kong's hang seng rose more than 200 points. in london, the ftse opened higher. the dow gained 73 points on monday. and the nasdaq lost one point. >>> general motors is expected to make good on a promise to fully repay the $6.7 billion loan funded by u.s. taxpayers. gm's ceo is expected to make the details public tomorrow, during a visit to a plant in kansas city. gm has already made two $1 billion payments and promised to have the entire government loan paid off before the end of june. >>> toyota is recalling its lexus gx 460 suv to fix those stability control problems. that is the model consumer reports warned consumers not to buy two weeks
at the washington monthment and joins, tennessee congressman martha blackburn, live on "america's newsroom". how are you today? >> good morning, martha, i am doing great. martha: every everywhere i go, whether it's the grocery store or school or work, people are talking about how much they're paying in taxes and what they're getting back from it and that's your central message today, right? >> that's right. do you think you're getting your money's worth from the federal government, and most people are telling us no, they are not getting their money's worth. they feel like they are overtaxed, and government is overspent, and you know, bill was just saying today is the day you pay up. actually the federal government has first right of refusallon paycheck and starting jan of '09, they were taking out all of that money that you have to reconcile and settle up with them for today and they just come and they're grabbing the rest of it. people want the federal government's hand out of their pocket. we have seen that the obama administration and this congress as truly, they are the hold on to your walle
we have noticed here is the biggest financial names and the citigroups and the bank of americas and the goldman sachs are exhibiting the usual post earnings dip. we have seen a big move up going into last week and now weak the last several days partly due to goldman and partly due to financial reform and a lot of uncertainty. however, if you look at the financials, things are holding up until today. the regional banks, the big names have been sitting at 52-week highs until today when this is the first real day we are seeing the modest weak innocence all of the big names you see here. again, they have been trading on a simple idea of improving credit and fewer big losses on commercial real estate. speaking of commercial real estate, reits are hitting new highs. whether you are looking at vor n nado or boston properties or equity residential or macerich, and remember, there are several companies vying for control of the simon property group is there as well as some others vying for control of the company. we have seen excellent moving in the space overall. elsewhere tomorrow, we w
across america. steve and patty pratt from georgia. >> i just want to be left alone. i want to have my money to do what i want with it. >> we are mad and they need to hear us. >> reporter: taertdiers tend to be white, married and republicans according to a new cbs "new york times" poll. 18% of americans say they are part of the movement. tax day tea party rallies were held in traditionally liberal madison, wisconsin, and dozens, organizers say hundreds of other towns. 96% of tea partiers rate the economy as bad. 84% have unfavorable opinions of the president. >> talking about barack obama. i don't think he xwars the united states. >> reporter: some have extreme views of the p. he is a maximumist at heart. >> reporter: tea partiers are pushing a new contract from america. demanding new liberties, smaller government and lower taxes. this is steve handelsman. live on the mall where the biggest event of april 15th tea party across america is beginning. there are tea partiers. you saw a sample of them across the country. coast to coast. but washington is the centerpiece and this is the main
in the 1950s. plus america's jobless. >> it makes me just question what's going to happen? what are we going to do? how are we going get through this? >> how are we going to get through from unemployed to the boss lady. a frustrated job seeker stitches herself a home-based business and tiger woods tees off at the masters today. what do you think of his week in the spotlight and how about this? what do you think about his new tv ad? our blog question today at good morning, everyone. i'm tony harris. those stories and your comments right here, right now in the cnn "newsroom." -- captions by vitac -- >> we start with the setback in the search for four missing coal miners in west virginia. rescue crews made it inside the mine and they were forced to turn back because of the terrible air quality. >> they are in danger and that's the whole intent of evacuating them from the mine. >> okay, cnn's brooke bolduan on the scene from west virginia. first, the setback has got to be really tough to take for the family members waiting for any news at this point. >> reporter: yeah
little faith that it can solve america's problems. >>> coming up to nigh, protestors can guns at a rally in virginia. >> there are more amazing stories of survival after a deadly earthquake in china. >> a crash killed two local teenagers. we'll find out how it might have been prevented. >> and d.c.'s most famous family-owned restaurant could be on the verge of making a major change. >> temperatures this week, we'll be hanging out in the 60s. not bad. i'll tell you about a little bit of rain coming our way for next week. >>> bruce allen talking redskins draft strategy. denny hamlin likes to race on monday. plus, who's going to start in goal for the capitals tonight? we're going to have a presure from montreal coming up when somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand
for america's strength. and america's domination of the world today. i believe he comes from a much different political agenda than i or the mainstream american people on national security. >> reporter: still others question the wisdom of the shift in the nuclear posture. >> what did we get by the assurance to the world we won't use the nuclear weapons on a non-nuclear state? when we said, when we didn't have that promise we had proliferation. india, pakistan, south korea -- actually north korea. all of them got nuclear weapons. >> reporter: eastern european allies fearful of russia's power hopes president obama will make more aggressive use of nato to check moscow's regional ambition and they hope that nato, not just the russians will be integrated into any missile defense program the president decides to build. chris? >> chris: james rosen reporting from the white house. james, thanks. we'll knock down what is apparently another myth about global warming. and those seeking to make their political dreams a reality head to new orleans. are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or ann
there live. stay tuned for that. on "america's newsroom". >>> in the meantime, we are learning new details from two top senators serving the obama administration with subpoenas saying the pentagon and justice department are stonewalling, refusing to hand over certain information in the investigation of the fort hood massacre. why is this important? senators lieberman and collins, tops on the home land security committee saying the documents may show whether or not the government had access to information that could have prevented the killings on that post back in november and that would be a bombshell. i'm bill hemmer, good morning, everybody, busy day in "america's newsroom". martha: good morning, bill, good to be here this morning, good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. the senators are saying the obama administration is not living up to its promise of transparency in their opinion, suspect nidal hasan, the army major, now charged with killing 13 people on that awful day at the army base last november and the justice department officials say that releasing any information that re
>>> good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> and i'm robin roberts. it's thursday, april 15th. this morning, breaking news. all flights suspended at some of the world's busiest airports, after a volcano erupts in iceland. why the clouds of ash are grounding planes here in the u.s. >>> also this morning, russian officials announce they will suspend all adoptions by americans, after that tennessee mom sent her adopted 7-year-old back to russia, alone on a plane. >>> the next, big battle. democrats unveil their plan to reel in the big banks. but republicans say it will just lead to more bailouts. is that true? we ask a top republican, if the two sides can somehow come together. >>> the parents of that 11-year-old autistic girl speak out about their daughter's rescue from the florida swamp, as our cameras show how treacherous it was. >>> look at this. lighting up the sky and phone lines, from missouri to michigan. >>> boy. that is not your average falling star. >> we're not going to see as many planes in the sky because that volcano is bringing air traffic to a grindin
president obama at the kennedy space center today outlining america's space program in the post-shuttle era. >>> protesters outraged over mandatory police checks they call racial profiling. i will speak with a lawmaker behind a hard as steel immigration bill in arizona. >>> a clear view of iceland's fiery marvel captured by a cnn i-reporter, my goodness. a volcano clouding travel plans for thousands of flyers. good morning, everyone. i'm tony harris. those stories and your comments right here, right now in the cnn "newsroom." -- captions by vitac -- >>> first, they are partying like it is 1773, a colonial times, tax revolt, more sent to a modern-day mutiny against big government. tea party patriots as they call themselves, hold tax day protests across the country today. cnn's jim acosta at the main event in washington where things are getting started this hour. jim? >> reporter: hi, tony. yes, they're just getting this rally started right now. we're on freedom plaza in washington, d.c., just a couple of blocks from the white house. so the setting is pretty fitting
on the coal industry. he's also the author of "big coal, the dirty secret behind america's energy future." thanks for joining me. what can you tell us about the people of the company that own this mine? we're looking at information coming in. 57 citations in a month? is that normal? >> yeah. well, no, it's not normal. and massey energy has a long history of safety violations. both in underground mines and in other kinds of violations in their larger surface mines also. they're really one of the most kind of notorious coal operators in. >> after sago, we thought things were going to get better. have they not? >> well, you know, there have been some modest improvements since the sago mine explosion and tragedy of a few years ago. then, of course, we had the utah mine tragedy. and every time there's lengthy investigations, and every time there's lots of recommendations. and every time those recommendations are put off, watered down and they're just not as tough as they should be. >> are they not as tough because the coal mines industry is very powerful and those who support it especially in
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